View Full Version : 700E Speed controller options
05-05-2010, 09:43 AM
I will go for sure with the CC ICE 80HV!!! Thats by far enough when i can see Bert and Alan are flying with those too...
If i really will have problems soon then i can buy the new 120HV which is coming during the June/July and put the 80HV on my 600er Rex...
05-05-2010, 09:45 AM
The HV160 is so big that it looks really out of place on the 700e. The stock motor can barely break 80 amps.
05-05-2010, 10:18 AM
CC doesnt make a 140, but they make a 160 which is what I got for my 700E
They do make a HV-140, It's just not an ICE ESC.
140 would be fine IMHO
05-09-2010, 04:27 PM
I have a CC 85HV, opinions? Not an ICE...
05-10-2010, 12:32 PM
I have a CC 85HV, opinions? Not an ICE...
Haven't seen it on 700E specifically, but on similar sized birds they work just fine. Make sure you have the latest firmware on it though.
05-20-2010, 02:28 PM
LOL -- or at least some oven mits so you can yank it off the bird before it turns the whole rig into charcoal.
AFAIK, that won't be availble until V2 or ESP is out. LMFAO. ;)
05-20-2010, 03:07 PM
Matssweden, seems like you are just tackling every single 700e thread looking for something to pick on. If you don't have anything constructive to say, then no need to say anything.
05-21-2010, 04:54 AM
@steph280, nah, sorry.
Just that I've had issues with Align electronics lately, thats why.
This hobby of mine has derailed financially anyway, so I'll bet ya' I'm ordering a 700E soon.
05-21-2010, 02:38 PM
As a matter of fact, and seing that I may have stepped on lil' steph's toes, why the hell do we just sit here and write glorious posts about Align, when we ALL know that there will be issues before they make a air-worthy 700E ?
I find it ridicoulus. To put it midly.
Look on ALL other helis they made, 250/450/500/600. (and yeah, I have them all!) How many versions until they actually made it? (no, I'm not going into the poop about the ESCs, we all know about that 'joy').
It should, however, be noted that basically all other brands of heli-makers do that too, shove it onto the market, (and as per usual standards use some "famous" names to get the hype goin'), and let us take the heat.
I'm sure the 700E will, at the end, be a great top-notch heli. What pisses me off is that NO whatsoever response about the issues already found get put back here in the forums by some Align Rep. And what they are going to do to solve these issues!
Sorry if I have stepped on little sore toes in here, I'm just putting forward the simple and basic facts. s'all!
/Mats, that DO fly Align helis.
05-21-2010, 03:32 PM
Well, it is TRUE that align has a tendency to release products that aren't quite perfect. But I don't mind that. I do not want to wait for a perfect heli, I'd rather have one now. If I wanted something perfect I would get the Mikado 700, which still has not come out - of course!... Also, if the align were any more expensive, I probably wouldn't be owning a 700 anytime soon. So price is a key factor here. My last heli had a 401 on it, and I've seen in person the 700E 3G flying and I happen to think the tail is a-ok.. Perfect: no. Good enough for this guy: YES! If this is the tail before the 3g software, than I'm sure it will be great with the software.
I'm the one who shot this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bP-vB1E2Lm4
05-21-2010, 05:55 PM
What is not airworthy about my 700e?
I'm about to install an HV160 on my 700 and one thing that worries me are the capicitors.
In a crash where the boom gets lifted up, are the capacitors at risk (hanging over the boom)?
Could others post pictures of their setups with an HV160 installed on the rear plate?
06-30-2010, 11:20 PM
I agree with you Shef, the 160 is loooooooooong, been waiting on CC120 to be released, getting old and grey here!
06-30-2010, 11:54 PM
I finally got a Phoenix ICE on my 700. I put the 80 on in and got some data from it this last weekend. Normal flying, including some big stall turns, loops, and rolls, with headspeeds set at 1750 and 1850, max recorded draw was 81A. Average draw is about half, maybe a little less. Just to see what it did, I did a full pitch (13deg) full headspeed (1950rpm) climbout. Current draw was just a hair under 110A. The controller came down cool for all 4 flights. Peak recorded temp for all 4 was 130deg. The 80A HV is sufficient for my uses, but I think I still may pick up a 120HV eventually. I was just breaking in the 2 new sets of batteries so my flight times were only 6 minutes and left about 60% in the batteries. :) I *can* fly for 10 minutes, but the concentration starts waning at about 8.
does anyone with a 160 have photos of their bird (with lipos in)? I'm curious how forward the packs have to be to get even COG. Right now mine are REALLY far forward. I'm not worried about the rails since I have the KDE Rx mount w/ the rails, but it's still frustrating to have COG so far off when the 160 is mounted on the back.
In order to get perfect COG w/ the 160 mounted on the back plate, here's where I mount my packs: